Homeopathic Remedies for Neuropathy (Remarkable Overview)

What does neuropathy means? “Neuro” stands for nerves and “pathy” stands for “disease of.” Therefore in simple terms neuropathy is defined as any disease condition related to nerves. It may exhibit like tingling, burning, weakness, numbness or painful sensations in various parts of your body.

Nerves compose the interconnected network in human body which exchanges sensory and motor impulses. Therefore neuropathy is often classified according to the site of damage or the disease causing it. There are many types of neuropathies such as peripheral, proximal, cranial, autonomic and focal. For the better understand of the condition as a whole it is useful to identify these terms in general.

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord are damaged or affected. Therefore the symptoms may appear in upper extremities like arms, hands, fingers, or lower extremities like legs, feet or toes. Proximal neuropathy mainly affects areas of shoulder, hip, thighs or buttocks. In this article we focus mainly on the peripheral neuropathy and proven homeopathic remedies.

What are the causes of peripheral neuropathy?

Many conditions can cause neuropathy.

  • Diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Trauma to nerves
  • Vitamin deficiencies such as B12 or folate
  • Infections such as leprosy, HIV/AIDS
  • Genetic disorders
  • Tumors
  • Certain medications such as cancer therapy drugs
  • Toxins such as organophosphate pesticides
  • Alcohol
  • Idiopathic (when cause is unknown)

Peripheral neuropathy can cause many complications, by disease itself or due to its complications. Numbness may increase the risk of burns and wounds by making you less sensitive to heat and pain. Lack of sensation in sole of feet and fingers may increase risk of trauma to them. This is very important in conditions like diabetes where patients can develop foot ulcers and gangrene. Therefore selecting the correct remedy for neuropathy has an imperative value. For more information, also check out The Neuropathy Solution.

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a Greek term which means “similar suffering”. It is a practice that is based on using minute and undetectable doses of substances to treat ill that can create similar symptoms in healthy individuals as those who are ill. Every patient is treated as a unique individual considering physical, mental, social and behavioral symptoms. Improvement of all these levels is observed. However the basis of homeopathy states that a drug become more powerful by diluting, which completely inconsistent with accepted laws of chemistry.

Homeopathy is based on three main principles or “principles of similar.”

  1. Like cures like – Similar conditions are given similar drugs. If your cold has symptoms like poisoning of magnesium, cold is treated with magnesium.
  2. Single remedy – Whatever the symptoms, always a single remedy is used
  3. Minimal dose – Minute minimal doses are used for the best results

List of homeopathic remedies

Today around 3000 different remedies are used in homeopathy. They are primarily popular in European and Asian regions.  Choosing the correct remedy can be challengeable. It is a time consuming consultation process. First a complete history including cause, predisposing factors is taken. Then a suitable remedy is recommended according to homeopathic principles.

Frequently used drugs to treat neuropathy are given below.

Other commonly used remedies for neuropathy:

Natural essentials oils such as lavender, geranium and tea tree oil are sometimes used to enhance the activity of homeopathic treatments today.

Homeopathic remedies have gained a promising popularity since last decade. As homeopaths believe it may be due to several factors.

  • Safety – It is completely safe without any adverse effects. Extreme minute doses have provided additional safety in this aspect. Usually one part of the substance to around 1012 (1,000,000,000,000) parts of water is used.
  • Natural – All substances are based on natural ingredients
  • Non-addictive – Once the symptoms are relieved, patient can completely stop the intake
  • Holistic approach – Unlike western medicine, it treats the cause not symptoms
  • Effectiveness – When correct substance is used the treatment is rapid and permanent

However there are some disadvantages as well. Homeopathic remedies are not standardized. Moreover there are no standard remedies for each disease. Each condition is treated as unique by its own. As a result consultation and prescribing may take a long time. Read also our review of The Neuropathy Solution.

Lifestyle modifications too should be considered when treating neuropathy. Diet is crucial in this aspect. Tobacco and alcohol should be completely eliminated. Fast food, junk food, processed food, sugar and other sweeteners should be limited. Light exercise is important as it can slow down the nerve damage.

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13 thoughts on “Homeopathic Remedies for Neuropathy (Remarkable Overview)”

  1. I had this burning sensation on my legs and feet for the last one year now. Am on lyrical 75mg once daily but it is not getting better in the contrary it is worsening.
    Am also on nerve support supplement. Is there any advice you can give to relieve this problem

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  2. I’m 75 years old diabetic maybe 25 years ago I have type 2 diabetis . Lately I had this burning sensation on my back portion. Can you tell me what’s the best remedy to cure my neuropathy . Thank you.

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  3. Iam seventy years old and have diabities since 1987 and taking insulin 16 units in morning and 12 units in the evening.I am also suffering CALL for which chemotherapy was done. It was indicated that my nerves Have been damaged I have been taking calcium capsules and shashe without any avail.Very frequently Iget severe cramps and pain etc.
    Kindly suggest remedy

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  4. Homeopathic medicine is standardized and the manufacturing regulated by the FDA under the HPUS and the 400.400 CPG guidance.

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  5. My wife suffers from nerve pain inside her mouth. It my have occurred during dental surgery, though denied by oral surgeon. In any case, she is often in agony. Constant pain she treats with lozenges and special lidocaine blend mouthwash prescribed by dentist. Everything she tried is temporary and pain returns as intense as before. It affects her mouth and face. Doctors have no clue as to how to rid her of the pain, its source or possible cure and treatment.

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  6. Do some reading on the supplement GABA. It has helped my mom tremendously with the severe nighttime neuropathy pain (burning and tingling) that she is having.

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  7. As pointed out in the article, a remedy is specific to person and their symptoms, best to go see a ho eopath, which is what I am going to do. the cause is what needs treating

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  8. I have been diagnosed with Neuropathy, CRPS/RSD, Fibromyalgia, ME, Osteoarthritis, Bursitis in every joint, Shingles, Gout.. I can go on & on, I have been to countless Dr’s who did little to nothing to help my severe intolerable widespread pain and swelling
    All of these medical issues can be reversed using a PEMF therapy device, there are many on the market and this type of treatment has been researched for years with scientific data, Google PEMF therapy! You won’t be sorry!

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